‘Give it Away Project’ aims to spreads cheer near Denver state capitol

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DENVER -- On the supposed last day of civilization, the Happiness Project gives to us: three horns a honking and nothing but positive comments.

Members of the project occupy the corner by the State Capitol. And they think positive energy has the power to be infectious.

“I absolutely think it’s infectious,” project member Camilla Modesitt said. “I mean when we come out here, we always have a good time and we always feel really good after we come out here

That doesn’t mean they aren’t confusing people. Why are you standing near a house of government if you aren’t protesting something?

“Some people are like, ‘Are you religious? Are you doing this for religious reasons? Do you want or need something?’” Modesitt said. “We’re like, ‘No. We’re just trying to spread some positive vibes.’”

When they find out we’re just looking for a honk or a thumbs up, they think it’s pretty cool,” Modesitt said. “We get our picture taken a lot.”

The signs say it all: from “Yay you” to “You're awesome” to “We’re all in this together.”

One passerby was on the phone, but still had time to wave and give a thumbs up.

What do they think it’s all accomplishing?

“It’s spreading good and making everyone aware of how awesome they area,” project member Laura bopp said. “It’s something they don’t get to hear that often. People have been responding so well to it.”

The more the merrier, the group says. And, as Andrew Andrews says, you can join with the understanding that you already have something in common with the group.

“We can all come together because we`re survivors of the Mayan apocalypse,” Andrews said. “We made it!”

“And heck,” he continued. “Even if it is going to end, well by God, we should all go out like this.”

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